man·​dat·​ed ˈman-ˌdā-təd How to pronounce mandated (audio)
: officially required : mandatory
a mandated change in policy
… the Supreme Court's landmark decision in Brown v. Board of Education to end mandated racial segregation in public schools.William L. Taylor

Examples of mandated in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Read more Florida bans local water break rules amid deadly heat Florida has rejected a proposal for mandated breaks from sweltering summer heat for outdoor workers in Miami-Dade County. USA TODAY, 19 Apr. 2024 Michigan does not require training for mandated reporters, though information and training resources are available on various websites. Jennifer Brookland, Detroit Free Press, 4 Mar. 2024 Schedule Additional Breaks And Team Events In addition to mandated breaks, prioritize and enforce additional breaks during the holiday season to reduce physical and mental fatigue and boost overall morale. Stephen Sokoler, Forbes, 11 Dec. 2023 Poway resident Linda Mimms, vice chair of the national Schizophrenia & Psychosis Action Alliance, has been a vocal critic of the mental health care system and has called Laura’s Law toothless because its criteria for mandated treatment is too hard to reach. Gary Warth, San Diego Union-Tribune, 20 Mar. 2022 As part of the contract, additional compensation will be provided for mandated shifts, holiday pay and for part-timers. Susan Dunne,, 29 Sep. 2021 District 86 previously agreed on making masks optional for all students and staff and offered a non-mandated recommendation that those who are unvaccinated wear a mask while in school. Zareen Syed,, 5 Aug. 2021 The Public Service Commission, another state regulator, oversees Charter’s mandated broadband expansion. Drew Fitzgerald, WSJ, 22 Oct. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1944, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of mandated was in 1944

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“Mandated.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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